This photo shows a beer standing in a beer garden.

Introduction After a year of torrid uncertainty, it seems that the current Covid-restrictions will be the last. The government has outlined the roadmap out of lockdown, detailing the partial, but vital, reopening of businesses from April 12th. However, you must follow the government’s updated rules for food safety. As a gift from the Food Hygiene…

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Restaurant

As of 22 April 2021, there are 107,711 restaurants and cafes in the UK that have an active food hygiene rating. This includes all types of restaurant, for example staff canteens. In the last 12 months, there were 5,560 restaurants and cafes opened throughout the country. This averages 463 per month or 15 per day. The impact…

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Can I train furloughed staff?

The simple answer is yes, you can. Government guidance has always allowed you to train furloughed staff. However, the initial guidance suggested you had to pay staff the national minimum wage for any hours they spent training, but this requirement has been lifted now. One condition that remains though, is that the training can’t be…

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This photo shows a business transaction according to covid-19 food hygiene laws.

Food hygiene training is still vital, despite the current pandemic. If you’re still serving food, you still have a legal requirement to train yourself and your staff in proper food hygiene practice. This is in the interests of your customers, your staff and, of course, your business reputation. That said, it can be difficult to…

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